Watch: Netflix releases trailer for ‘Tales of the City’ reboot

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix dropped the first trailer for its sequel series to Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” which brings Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where a new cast of queer characters now reside.

In the trailer, Mary Anne is reunited with her adult daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) who she left behind. It’s hinted that Shawna will develop a romance with Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Murray Bartlett from HBO’s “Looking” also appears in the series. Other memorable faces to appear in the show will be Bob the Drag Queen, Molly Ringwald and Daniela Vega (“A Fantastic Woman”).

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Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise nearly $100K for Kansas woman

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ABOVE: Bobby Berk hugs Jess Guilbeaux on her “Queer Eye” episode. (Screenshot via Netflix)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) | A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she’s a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show “Queer Eye” has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans.

The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux attempting to put herself through college at the University of Kansas before dropping out due to debt. It led a supporter to set up a GoFundMe last month, with a goal of raising $100,000 to “Send Jess Back to College!” A total of $97,282 has been raised so far.

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‘Queer Eye’ star bridges divides on TV, in real life

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ABOVE: “Queer Eye” cast (L-R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk. (Screenshot via Netflix)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | The Netflix show “Queer Eye” caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism.

Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal and conservative.

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‘One Day at a Time’ might be revived by CBS All Access

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“One Day at a Time” could be revived on a different streaming platform but Netflix could still prevent that from happening.

According to Vulture, the streaming platform CBS All Access has made an official bid to Sony to pick up the show where it left off for a fourth season. The bid is a bold move considering Netflix’s deal with Sony allows Netflix to veto the show moving to another streaming platform for two years after its cancellation.

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WATCH: Netflix releases trailer for gay comedy series ‘Special’

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Netflix’s latest series “Special” depicts the life of a gay man living with cerebral palsy. The series is adapted from Ryan O’Connell’s book, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” and will be produced by “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons.

O’Connell, who is a gay man with mild cerebral palsy in real life, will also be starring as the show’s protagonist, Ryan who struggles to accept his disability.

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The Tender Activist: Your gay dollars

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I’m a fan of Killer Mike.

I can neither confirm nor deny if I have ever heard Run The Jewels, the Grammy-nominated hip hop duo of which he is one half, though considering the number of things I’ve watched by and about him, I probably have.

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Jim Parsons will produce comedy series about a gay man with cerebral palsy

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons is tackling a new television venture on the heels of the end of the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful Productions will produce “Special,” a new comedy series for Netflix based on Ryan O’Connell’s memoir and manifesto “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”

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WATCH: Actress Ellen Page calls out Vice President Mike Pence for anti-LGBTQ views

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Out actress Ellen Page stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Jan. 31 to promote her new Netflix original series “The Umbrella Academy.”

During the interview, Page expressed her concerns with how the media is handling LGBTQ issues, treating them as debates rather than actual problems.

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‘Queer Eve’ Fab Five pay tribute to Beyonce, Britney Spears on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The “Queer Eye” Fab Five paid tribute to Beyonce, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga on the season five premiere of “Lip-Sync Battle.”

Bobby Berk, Tan France and Antoni Porowski lip-synced to “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears with all three donning some of Spears’ iconic music video looks. Berk was dressed in the red jumpsuit from “Oops..I Did It Again;” France wore the ringmaster outfit from “Circus” and Porowski rocked Spears’ flight attendant outfit from “Toxic.”

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WATCH: Netflix releases new trailer for LGBTQ-inclusive ‘One Day at a Time’

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Netflix released the trailer for season three of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 10, hinting at a focus on the importance of non-binary terms for the character Syd.

The show, which features a Cuban-American family and incorporates diversity throughout its storyline, illustrates the struggles of the family’s everyday lives dealing with religion, traumatic stress and the understanding the LGBTQ community.

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WATCH: Netflix releases season five trailer for ‘Grace and Frankie’

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What do you get when you mix Netflix Original “Grace and Frankie” and RuPaul? Apparently, “a Fruedian nightmare with a special guest star,” according to the newly released season five trailer.

On Tuesday, Netflix released the first official trailer for the comedy’s newest season and highlighted the appearance of RuPaul, who will be joining Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in their wild adventures.

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‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness announces split from boyfriend Wilco Froneman

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness announced on Instagram that he and his boyfriend Wilco Froneman have broken up. The couple first met a few months ago at a Fourth of July party in Fire Island, New York.

Van Ness shared the news by quoting Ariana Grande’s break up anthem “thank u, next.”

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